31 days in Phoenix & Central Arizona Itinerary

31 days in Phoenix & Central Arizona Itinerary

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Fly to Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport, Drive to Coolidge
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Coolidge
— 8 nights
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Scottsdale
— 14 nights
Drive
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Wickenburg
— 8 nights
Drive to Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport, Fly to Salt Lake City International Airport

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Coolidge

— 8 nights
Coolidge is a city in Pinal County, Arizona, United States. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Casa Grande Ruins National Monument and St. Anthony's Greek Orthodox Monastery. Explore hidden gems such as San Tan Mountain Regional Park and Poston Butte Golf Club. Explore Coolidge's surroundings by going to Gold Canyon (Peralta Canyon & Wave Cave Trail), Queen Creek (MD Ranch, Queen Creek Olive Mill, &more) and Tom Mix Memorial (in Florence). The adventure continues: tee off at Encanterra Country Club, look for gifts at Happy Adobe, get engrossed in the history at Pinal County Historical Museum, and do a tasting at The Windmill Winery.

To find ratings, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Coolidge trip tool.

Salt Lake City to Coolidge is an approximately 4.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. In November, Coolidge is a bit warmer than Salt Lake City - with highs of 74°F and lows of 50°F. On the 7th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Scottsdale.

Things to do in Coolidge

Outdoors · Parks · Golf · Nature

Side Trips

Scottsdale

— 14 nights
Scottsdale is a city in the eastern part of Maricopa County, Arizona, adjacent to the Greater Phoenix Area. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Riparian Preserve at Water Ranch and KOLI Equestrian Center. Take a break from the city and head to Horseback Riding Tours and Southwest Wildlife Conservation Center. Get out of town with these interesting Scottsdale side-trips: Carefree (Town of Carefree Sundial & THE BOULDERS), Mesa (Las Sendas Golf Club & Usery Mountain Regional Park) and Cave Creek (Spur Cross Ranch, Rancho Manana Golf Club, &more). There's still lots to do: skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour, hike along Echo Canyon Trail and Recreation Area, tee off at Top Golf, and get outside with Right On Target Clay Guides of AZ.

For traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Scottsdale trip maker website.

You can drive from Coolidge to Scottsdale in 1.5 hours. In December in Scottsdale, expect temperatures between 68°F during the day and 46°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) to allow time to drive to Wickenburg.

Things to do in Scottsdale

Outdoors · Parks · Golf · Wildlife

Side Trips

Wickenburg

— 8 nights
Wickenburg is a town primarily located in Maricopa County, Arizona, United States, with a portion in neighboring Yavapai County. Get some historical perspective at Vulture Mine and The Jail Tree. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Desert Caballeros Western Museum and Off-Road Tours. Explore Wickenburg's surroundings by going to Peoria (Quintero Golf Club, Trilogy Golf Club at Vistancia, &more), Lake Pleasant Regional Park (in Morristown) and Surprise (Truman Ranch II, Arizona Traditions Golf Course, &more). There's still lots to do: identify plant and animal life at Hassayampa River Preserve, tee off at Wickenburg Ranch Golf & Social Club, head outdoors with Effus Ranch, and wander the wide-open spaces of Kay El Bar Guest Ranch.

To find ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Wickenburg trip planning app.

You can drive from Scottsdale to Wickenburg in 1.5 hours. December in Wickenburg sees daily highs of 66°F and lows of 42°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Wickenburg

Outdoors · Golf · Parks · Tours

Side Trips

Phoenix & Central Arizona travel guide

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Gardens · Specialty Museums · Golf Courses